Warren County Storm Damage

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

"Strong winds brought down this billboard." Warren Rural Electric Lead Line Technician Bobby Lucas refers to a billboard near the Corvette Museum off of I-65. It used to feature Harley Davidson motorcycles. Gusts of wind blew it apart Thursday night. Sign Contractor for Kentucky Outdoor David Beals says he's the one with the responsibility of putting it back up, and it's going to cost!
"It's going to be a lot of money and a lot of time." Beals says it may cost about $10,000 to $12,000 to fix.
"I've been in this business 45 years so yes, i have, I've seen a lot but this is pretty severe right here." He points again at the demolished sign behind him.
Warren Rural Electric Lead Line Technician Bobby Lucas agrees and says he and WRECC crews spent all day surveying damage around Warren County.
"Not like this, but we've had trees down, poles down, lines down, the wind was a major damage to us last night.
What we're gonna do is kill this service, that line is still hot, if anybody got into it they would get hurt." The sign pulled a power line down with it. 3000 residents in Warren County experienced power outages, but a few of the reports came from residents in Chandler Property Management. "I'm just looking around making sure all the roofs are okay." Jose Baquera also says other Chandler Properties were damaged. He says a roof leak in Stonehenge Apartments looks bad.
"If it rains it's going got leak inside." Chandler Properties says it hopes to fix all the shingles, but if the damage is extensive, workers will put a tarp over the roofs until after the weather breaks. Forecasters say an active jet stream will bring chances of more unstable weather our way this weekend.


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